Dr. Konstantinos E. Kakosimos is an associate professor of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M University at Qatar. He received his Chemical Engineering Diploma in 2002 and his Ph.D. in 2009 both from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. He has more than 55 peer-reviewed publications and four books/chapters in English and Greek languages. His main research activities are focused on the development and application of the tools needed to improve and sustain the quality of the environment. In 2014, he established the Sustainable Energy and Clean Air Research lab (SECAReLab) with unique facilities for the development and testing of solar-driven chemical processes and the associated equipment and materials. In brief, he conducts research on the experimental and numerical modeling of transport and reacting phenomena with applications in Environmental fluid mechanics and monitoring for air quality, Risk analysis and effects estimation of fires, explosions, and toxic gases dispersion, and Solar photo- and thermochemical processes, reactors, and materials. So far, he has received more than $5.5M of cumulative awards from external and internal sources.
Moreover, he researches new educational methods and techniques, for which he received the 2015 IChemE Hutchison medal. He is also the recipient of the 2016 Research Laboratory Safety, 2017 Research Excellence for Early Carrier Faculty, and 2019 Faculty Excellence Awards at Texas A&M. In addition to teaching and research, Dr. Kakosimos serves the local and international community variously, such as secretary of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry - Arabian Gulf Branch (2014-15), Chair of the Principle Investigators Council at Texas A&M Qatar (2017-2018), Chair of the Qatar National Air Quality Standards subcommittee of the Ministry of Municipalities and Environment (2018), and task force member at the Ministry of Public Health (2018-today).
- Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - (Thessaloniki, Kentriki Makedonia, Greece) 2009
- D.E. in Chemical Engineering, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki - (Thessaloniki, Kentriki Makedonia, Greece) 2002
- Sarwar, J., Hasnain, A., Abbas, A., & Kakosimos, K. (2021). Comparative analysis of a novel low concentration dual photovoltaic/phase change material system with a non-concentrator photovoltaic system. Thermal Science. 25(00), 468-468.
- Haseler, D., Ali, A. M., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2021). Positioning and focusing of light sources in light concentrating systems using convolutional neural network modelling. Solar Energy. 218, 445-454.
- Hassan, H., Saraga, D., Kumar, P., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2020). Vehicle-induced fugitive particulate matter emissions in a city of arid desert climate. Atmospheric Environment. 229, 117450-117450.
- Khan, J., Kakosimos, K., Jensen, S. S., Hertel, O., Sørensen, M., Gulliver, J., & Ketzel, M. (2020). The spatial relationship between traffic-related air pollution and noise in two Danish cities: Implications for health-related studies. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT. 726, 138577-138577.
- Shaikh, N., Kakosimos, K. E., Adia, N., & Véchot, L. (2020). Concept and demonstration of a fully coupled and dynamic exposure-response methodology for crowd evacuation numerical modelling in airborne-toxic environments. Journal of Hazardous Materials. 399, 123093-123093.
- Efthimiou, G. C., Andronopoulos, S., Kovalets, I. V., Venetsanos, A., Argyropoulos, C. D., & Kakosimos, K. (2018). Validation of an Inverse Method for the Source Determination of a Hazardous Airborne Material Released from a Point Source in an Urban Environment. Air Pollution Modeling and its Application XXV. (pp. 329-332). Springer International Publishing.
- Hassan, H., Abraham, M., Kumar, P., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2017). Sources and emissions of fugitive particulate matter. Airborne Particles: Origin, Emissions and Health Impacts. (pp. 21-35).
- Hasnain, A., Sarwar, J., Abbas, Q., Younas, M. A., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2020). Thermal and Electrical Performance Analysis of a Novel Medium Concentration Dual Photovoltaic System for Different Phase Change Materials.
- Abraham, E., Al-Sheeb, M., Kubbar, T., Kakosimos, K., & Al-Hashimi, M. (2019). Investigation of P3HT photo-degradation for solar applications. ACS National Meeting Book of Abstracts. 258,
- Sarwar, J., Abbas, A. E., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2018). Concentrated photovoltaic system with a phase change material: A system to harness solar energy more efficiently as compared to a conventional photovoltaic system for Qatar climatic conditions.
- Gopalaswami, N., Kakosimos, K., Zhang, B., Liu, Y., Mentzer, R., & Sam Mannan, M. (2018). Liquefied natural gas (Lng) pool spreading and vaporization on water. 17-39.
- Sarwar, J., Abbas, A. E., & Kakosimos, K. E. (2017). Effect of the thermophysical properties of a phase change material on the electrical output of a concentrated photovoltaic system. 2013 IEEE 39TH PHOTOVOLTAIC SPECIALISTS CONFERENCE (PVSC). 00, 1888-1892.
- Alnoush, Wajdi Jamal Othman Ahmed (2018-12). Shortcut Modeling of Natural Gas Supersonic Separation. (Master's Thesis)
- Nawayd, Shaikh Mohammed (2018-08). A Dosage Based Methodology to Simulate Crowd Evacuations in Toxic Environments. (Master's Thesis)
- Naser, Mona Ahmad Hussein (2018-05). Utility System Optimization Under Air Quality Considerations. (Master's Thesis)
- Abbas, Ahmed Eisa Elbasheer (2017-12). Electrical Output Evaluation of a Concentrated Photovoltaic System Coupled with a Phase Change Material for Qatar Weather Conditions. (Master's Thesis)
- Shazed, Abdur Rahman (2017-12). Chemical Plant Analysis of Hydrogen Production Based on the Hybrid-Sulfur Ammonia Water Splitting Cycle. (Master's Thesis)